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what is the normal blood pressure for a 62 year old man ?

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what is the normal blood pressure for a 62 year old man ?
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The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories:

Normal Range - No action needed
Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg

Prehypertension- watchful waiting
Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg

Stage 1 Hypertension- High range
Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
Needs treatment

Stage 2 Hypertension- Very high range
Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
Needs urgent treatment

We used to be more liberal with blood pressure, tolerating higher levels in older adults, but studies have found that tighter control reduces incidence of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, etc

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